KompoZer User Guide - Section 5
Scripts are short programs that are included in HTML documents (and consist of alphanumeric and other characters) which can change the presentation of pages in some way. Scripts must be written in an appropriate script language but this does not form part of the HTML specification. Support for scripting language depends on the browser and/or server employed.
Another common script is PHP. This runs on and depends on
provided by the server. When including PHP code authors should use the
fuller tags e.g.
<? php … ?>
and not the short tags
<? … ?> which
KompoZer does not support.
KompoZer allows the use of scripts on pages but does not respond to them. The effect of the script will not be seen on the Normal, HTML Tags or Preview view (but the code will of course appear in Source view).
To see the code at work click on ‘Browse’.
Note Some scripts include 'special characters' which, when encoded by KompoZer, result in errors when the script runs. To avoid this, in Tools > Preferences > Advanced, check the box 'Don't encode special characters in attribute values'. You can find more in formation about this in Appendix 6